HI, does anyone know why my images don't get bigger when you click on 'em? They sure used to!
Saturday night I spilled wine on Katie.
I texted her on Sunday to apologize.
She said we should maybe get me a cone.
I said it would probably be a good idea if we also filled it with cereal.
I thought I'd take a break from IP to experiment with illustrator a bit. I learned a lot. But photoshop is still king around here. Also I just downloaded ART RAAAAAGE and I'm really excited to play with it.
Also I am aping pretty much everything in this image so juuuuuuuust shut your mouth. LisaDuBoisMikeKrahulik
But I like Katie's hair. And signature earrings, and legwarmers. And pocket skirt.
But that stool needs to be less of an afterthought.
I didnt want to post these until they were finished, but I guess I should prove that I've been doing something. First image is Katie Eberts in a dream I recently had. I started doodling it as a small joke, but it is becoming more and more serious. Jesus I mean I spent a whole weekend on it and then several evenings after that. And the whole time I'm like...what does this have to do with anything? I guess we'll see when it's done.
Next is something I started yesterday while watching Legion on Netflix watch instantly. That movie made me want to give up watching movies forever. What a piece of garbage. A while ago I bought a comic with the same name and thought maybe that this was the same deal, because that was also about the apocalypse. Oh my god, that comic- it was so good. Think of the most violent, gory thing you've ever seen and triple its effect. It was about a musician who played a certain song, an artist who made a certain color and...seriously, I just tried finding it online and I cant, which worries me, because my copy has disappeared. Anyway these 3 creative people make 3 things in their own respective media and it brings about the apocalypse. Which is the scariest apocalypse I've ever read. Towers made out of body parts, etc. Auuuughhh I wish I could find it, it was so great. Anyway, futuristic girl in her underpants, smoking a cigarette, pretty classsic...cigarettes are like the only props I can ever come up with, besides guns, and I only vaguely know what guns look like.
But this illustration, and others of its type that I have seen, have really got me thinking about digital inks again. I had recently become something of a brush purist...for some reason? Even though I would probably pick Darrow over Smith in the battle of Geofs/Jeffs. I can't really say why I got so into it. It's like I read Bone and got too obsessed, so when I had independent study with Joe I brought the whole damn book in and said "I want to do this!" Then of course Blankets is great...but both those comics are black and white, and I am so obsessed with color, and a lot of the time I just don't think color looks that great with brushed ink.
Plus Brush-inks make me so nervous sometimes I stop working for days and days at a time...because, you know, if I don't start working I can't possibly screw up. That is never my attitude towards digital media. I dive right in, sometimes stupidly, and became really engrossed right away. Also I find scanning ink really stressful. Also I may be getting my hands on a cintiq soon, thanks to a very special client. And that would change everything, wouldn't it? I dont know. I always feel like being extremely prolific when I sit in front of a cintiq. But I am worried that if I did get one I would never leave my apartment again.